Thinking Critically

Thinking Critically

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Become a more sophisticated thinker with THINKING CRITICALLY, which teaches you a surefire process for developing the thinking abilities you need for academic and career success. First, you'll build your confidence by learning and practicing basic skills related to your personal experiences. Next, you'll progress to the types of reasoning skills required for abstract contexts -- such as your academic courses. Activities and writing assignments invite your active participation and prompt you and your peers to critically examine each other's thinking. Thought-provoking and current readings from a wide variety of thinkers engage you in thinking about complex issues from different perspectives. Along the way, monitor your own progress as a critical thinker with self-assessment activities.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 570 pages
  • 189 x 232 x 23mm | 907g
  • CENGAGE Learning Custom Publishing
  • Mason, OH, United States
  • English
  • 12th edition
  • 1337558508
  • 9781337558501
  • 1,247,678

Table of contents

1. Thinking.
2. Thinking Critically.
3. Solving Problems.
4. Perceiving and Believing.
5. Constructing Knowledge.
6. Language and Thought.
7. Forming and Applying Concepts.
8. Relating and Organizing.
9. Thinking Critically about Moral Issues.
10. Constructing Arguments.
11. Reasoning Critically.
12. Thinking Critically, Living Creatively.
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About John Chaffee

John Chaffee, Ph.D., is a professor of philosophy at The City University of New York, where he has developed a Philosophy and Critical Thinking program that annually involves 25 faculty and 3,000 students. He is a nationally recognized figure in the area of critical thinking, having authored leading textbooks and many professional articles. He also has conducted numerous conference presentations and workshops throughout the country. In developing programs to teach people to think more effectively in all academic subjects and areas of life, Dr. Chaffee has received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Ford Foundation, the Annenberg Foundation, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. He was selected as New York Educator of the Year and received the Distinguished Faculty Award for Diversity in Teaching in Higher Education.
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